Viasat and SamsungKNOX Partner for Advanced Secure Mobile Enterprise Services
Carlsbad, Calif. – February 24, 2014 – Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is adopting the Samsung KNOX™ secure Android platform. Viasat has agreed to integrate its defense-grade cyber and information security technologies into Samsung KNOX-enabled devices to provide a secure enterprise service. Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end secure mobile platform designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers.
“The Samsung KNOX platform provides us with an excellent foundation to achieve the level of security that meets our standards for protecting the enterprise and the enterprise service networks we provide to our customers,” said Jon Korecki, VP of Secure Mobility for Viasat. “This adoption represents a natural evolution for us as we meet the rigorous security that will support our employees and secure enterprise customers who require high-end smartphones.”
“This alliance will raise the bar for high-grade security in commercial devices,” said Injong Rhee, senior VP of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung and Viasat will be able to provide users with a portfolio of secure Samsung KNOX-enabled mobile devices allowing them to adopt a single device for work and personal use with the ability to separate enterprise and personal environments.”
Viasat has integrated its defense-grade cyber and information security technologies into the family of Samsung mobile devices to provide a full, secure enterprise service. The service is designed to deliver cost-effective mobile services for commercial and government/military customers who need to browse the public Internet as well as access their own secure networks. Samsung KNOX is available across the globe in selected Samsung Galaxy devices through service plans from a variety of carriers.
Already adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command as part of the Trusted Handheld Program, Viasat cyber and information security technology can enable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) smartphones and tablets to communicate securely over 3G/4G/LTE cellular and Wi-Fi networks, safeguard stored sensitive data, and protect against malware attacks.
Viasat Mobile Secure Enterprise Service for commercial customers builds on the Samsung KNOX framework. As IT departments are looking for more reassurance and convenience as they implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies, KNOX is able to make Samsung devices BYOD ready with all the necessary security and feature enhancements, providing advanced data and privacy protection for better enterprise mobility. Evaluation kits for services that operate from the secure Viasat cloud are available to customers now.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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